This is one of the more unusual of Edison's records. Listen to Santa's sinister laugh he makes as he tries to sound fun loving and kind. The www.menloparkmuseum.com staff agrees -- if we were kids, we'd run!
You or I could do a better job "Ho ho ho"-ing than this dude. He really sounds like a meglomaniacal mad scientist from an old talkie!
Also, he really pretends to be "hiding" in the phonograph because he's "so dirty from climbing down all your chimneys"! If your want a "serious" reason to listen, you can claim its a study in the lack of commercialized polish once common (maybe?) in Christmas, or something. I'd listen just to hear the really bad laughter.
May 8, 2005 Subject:
It's HO HO HO!
My favorite (sarcasm) actor, Harry Humphrey is up to no good again. He can't do Shakespeare, and he can't play Santa either. I have no idea whether there were Santa clauses on the street in the 1920's going 'HO HO HO'. I'm sure there were. Anyways, why Mr Humphrey choose a Dr. Evil Laugh I'll never quite know...